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duelingdragons
Jun 13, 2007, 07:59 PM
So I have OS X and Vista installed via Boot Camp.

Within XP, when I launch VMWare and try to load Vista, it basically hangs right after the VMWare boot screen.

Any suggestions/reasons as to why this would happen?
I also have a virtual XP machine running under VMWare, which works smooth as silk.

Thanks!



PCMacUser
Jun 13, 2007, 08:02 PM
So I have OS X and Vista installed via Boot Camp.

Within XP, when I launch VMWare and try to load Vista, it basically hangs right after the VMWare boot screen.

Any suggestions/reasons as to why this would happen?
I also have a virtual XP machine running under VMWare, which works smooth as silk.

Thanks!

Is VMware meant to work with Vista Bootcamp partitions?

duelingdragons
Jun 13, 2007, 08:04 PM
Is VMware meant to work with Vista Bootcamp partitions?

Good question.
I'm under the assumption that it does, but if someone could confirm/deny this, that'd be great.

arkitect
Jun 14, 2007, 08:13 AM
Good question.
I'm under the assumption that it does, but if someone could confirm/deny this, that'd be great.

Yes, VMware fusion does support Boot Camp partitions.
It also supports Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate (From the WMware website).

EDIT: Forgot to add that you have to re-authorize Vista everytime you access it with VMware Fusion. Nasty!